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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 2

At a glance

  • Full Time

  • 1 Year

  • Cardigan Campus

Becoming a mechanic can be a rewarding career choice for those interested in working with vehicles and enjoy problem-solving.

This learning programme will enable you to achieve a recognised vocational related qualification in light vehicle motor vehicle maintenance and repair. 

Delivery of the programme is undertaken in a purpose-built facility, which has workshops equipped with the latest equipment and tools used within the motor vehicle maintenance and repair sector.

The programme aims to provide you with an enjoyable, stimulating and challenging learning experience, with an emphasis placed on developing practical skills that are required by a modern vehicle mechanic. 

The programme also focuses on improving learners’ confidence, employability and entrepreneurship prospects. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you with your progress and provide pastoral care for the duration of the programme.

Programme Features

When you successfully complete this course, you will have the opportunity to progress to the level three diploma in light vehicle maintenance and repair in Coleg Ceredigion. 

Alternatively, success on the course could provide a pathway into apprenticeship or employment in the automotive industry.

You will also follow a skills pathway in which you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills for employment. If you do not yet have the necessary GCSE grades at C or above, you will receive additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE or Essential Skills qualifications depending on prior GCSE grades.

Programme Content

The units within the programme consist of the following motor vehicle knowledge and skill subject sets:

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping
  • Supporting job roles
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices
  • Routine maintenance
  • Engine units and components
  • Electrical units and components
  • Chassis units and components
  • Driveline units and components
Progression and Employment

Successful completion of the programme provides progression to a level three diploma in light vehicle maintenance and repair or an apprenticeship programme. 

Entry Requirements

You will be required to have four GCSEs grades at A* to D with two C grades, one being either English/Welsh (first language) or maths. 

Or successful completion of a level one vocational qualification in a relevant subject at merit or above.  

Learners with prior relevant industry experience will also be considered.

All applicants will undergo an interview and basic skills assessments to establish their suitability for the programme.

Method of assessment

Subject knowledge and skills are assessed via: online multi-choice assessments, written assessments and practical task observations.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery, and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits

Inspiring Learners

Get in Touch

Park Place
SA43 1AB
01239 612032

Get in Touch

Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3BP
01239 612032

Coleg Ceredigion is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08725643 and is a registered charity No. 1154557.
The registered office is at Park Place, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1AB